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Buy The Right Backpack

When shopping for your kids, there are many backpack styles to choose from. Get one that distributes the weight across the back equally – usually one with two straps that are padded.


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Growing Back-To-School Lists, Shrinking Budgets

Although school starts very soon for most college and high school students, with one week until Labor Day, many are still out filling those “back to school” shopping lists.



Parents, Students Shop For Uniforms As New School Year Approaches

For many parents and students, back to school shopping means buying uniforms and the accessories.


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Top Places For Back To School Shopping

With summer coming to an end, parents and children throughout the city are gearing up for a new school year. Not sure where to shop for back-to-school clothes for the fall? Check out our list!


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Psychologist Offers Tips For Coping With Back-To-School Anxiety

The school year is right around the corner. Not only is it a busy time for parents and their children but one that can trigger some worries from kids.


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Teens Adjusting To School

Find out how to help your teens adjust to school.


Students heading off to college have much more than pencils and folders on their lists. (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Back To School Means Lots Of Shopping For College Freshmen

Many kids headed to college will be living on their own for the first time, and for them, back to school means furnishing their own place with all of the essentials.


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Sleep Expert: Get Your Kids On Their Back-To-School Sleep Schedule Now

Summer vacations are winding down and the school year is set to begin soon. That means children and parents are going to have to readjust their sleep schedules.


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Back To School: Clothes

Find out more information on Plato’s Closet.


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3 On Your Side: Back-To-School Spending Advice

It’s August, and that means back-to-school shopping is in full swing. If you’re looking for some ways to save some money, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some advice.


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Back To School

Find out more information about the Malvern School here.


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Event Kicks Off Back To School Preparations In South Philly

The annual Back To School Extravaganza was held Friday at South Philadelphia High School as families prepare to start the school year.


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Philadelphia Back-to-School Guide

Here are some great places around Philadelphia to start your back-to-school shopping spree that won’t take a huge chunk out of your checkbook.


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3 On Your Side: Average Back-To-School Spending $688

Even though we’re in the dog days of summer, before you know it kids will be heading back to school. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter finds, just walk into any store and you can see that retailers are ready.


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Talking To Your Kids About Bullying

Being the victim of a relentless bully can be a distraction and even a danger to kids. As a parent, it is important to recognize the signs of bullying, know how to talk to your children about bullies and establish an appropriate reaction to a bully situation.